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Aaron Burbridge, a true freshman, made a big impact in his first start for the Spartans, hauling in eight of Andrew Maxwell 's passes for 134 yards in a 31-27 comeback win at Indiana last Saturday.
MSU tinkers with its offense as coordinator Dan Roushar takes the heat Detroit News
When a team isn't quite living up to its expectations, a scapegoat is often sought. Whether it's a quarterback in football, a goaltender in hockey or a baseball manager and his scrutinized lineup, someone must be to blame if a team is failing to get the job done. For Michigan State this season, that heat has often been heaped on offensive coordinator Dan Roushar.
Direction of Michigan State's season hangs in balance vs. Iowa Detroit Free Press
Michigan State is finding out the difference between getting somewhere and staying there. The quest to stay put, right at the top of the Big Ten, has reached its defining stretch -- at least for this season.
Know the foe: Iowa Hawkeyes Detroit Free Press
Free Press sports writer Joe Rexrode looks at three story lines surrounding the Hawkeyes
Michigan State's offensive line, running backs aim to be better Detroit Free Press
Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar said the left guard-center combination for today's game against Iowa will be a "game-time decision."
Scouting report for Michigan State-Iowa Detroit Free Press
Iowa lost a lot of good players from last season's defense but has been solid so far -- though against a relatively weak schedule. Linebacker James Morris is the latest standout in Iowa City. The Spartans hope to build on last week's second-half passing explosion at Indiana, but that won't be easy against this defense unless the running game starts putting it together.
Three story lines to watch in today's Michigan State-Iowa game Detroit Free Press
Having survived a scare at Indiana, the Spartans now face a daunting stretch that will define their season. It's Iowa, then at Michigan, at Wisconsin and Nebraska. Then, finally, a week off. It's critical for MSU to win, improve and avoid injuries today.
Consecutive wins rare for Spartans vs. Iowa; what's Aaron Burbridge's encore? mLive
Five things to watch heading into Michigan State's game against Iowa at Spartan Stadium
Detroit Free Press
Joe Rexrode: Michigan State 17, Iowa 10
Jeff Seidel: Michigan State 17, Iowa 14
Drew Sharp: Michigan State 24, Iowa 21
Detroit News sports writers prediction
Matt Charboneau: Michigan State 31, Iowa 14
John Niyo: Michigan State 24, Iowa 13
Bob Wojnowski: Michigan State 27, Iowa 10